Speakers

Australian Speakers Bureau

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award winner

Benjamin Roberts-Smith received his Victoria Cross in 2011 for his heroic and selfless actions on his fifth tour of duty in Afghanistan, as an SAS soldier. Areas of speciality include Speakers. As one of just 9 living recipients of the VC worldwide and the most decorated soldier in the Commonwealth, Ben is without a doubt a selfless leader, and his real-life stories provide inspiration and an insight into true leadership.
  • Victoria Cross for Australia
  • Medal for Gallantry
  • Commendation for Distinguished Service
  • Australian Active Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Medal
  • Iraq Medal
  • Australian Service MedalUnited Nations Medal
  • Australian Father of the Year 2013
  • Australian Army
  • Australian Army Reserve
  • Special Air Service Regiment
  • RS Group Australia

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Lorna Jane is testament to the fact that following your dreams can lead to great things. Co-founder and creative director of her namesake brand, Lorna Jane never set out to establish a multi-million dollar fitness inspired clothing label with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Areas of speciality include Speakers. The humble beginnings of the Lorna Jane brand date back to 1989, when Lorna Jane Clarkson herself started the business in a small studio on the top floor of a fitness centre. Her business inspiration, to make activewear that made women look and feel great.

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award winner

It's been well over a decade since Libby Trickett (previously Lenton) became a household Australian name, not just for her epic achievements in swimming but also for her infectious smile and effervescent personality. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Libby first started making waves in the swimming world in 2003, when she won her first national title in a 50-metre freestyle event. She then went on to make a promising international debut by winning the 100-metre freestyle race against the USA, in the Indianapolis competition “Duel in the Pool”. Not stopping there, Libby also competed at the FINA world championships in Barcelona where she collected further medals.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Summer Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Channel 10

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event host and MC

Grant Denyer is one of Australia's brightest TV talents and could be the successful touch to your event. Areas of speciality include Speakers. His bright wide smile and crafty ability to entertain, is a trademark that has shot Grant to the top of TV’s most watchable list. Young, energetic and brimming with street credibility, the Seven presenters youthful appeal makes him hot property for young or lively audiences.
  • Sunrise (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • Family Feud (TV Program)
  • Australia's Got Talent (TV Program)
  • It Takes Two (TV Program)
  • Dancing With The Stars (TV Program)

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award winner    has video

Daniel Keighran VC is one of only ten living Victoria Cross recipients worldwide. Dan was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia for his actions in 2010 whilst deployed with the Australian Army in Afghanistan. Areas of speciality include Speakers. For over 3 hours, his patrol was engaged by a numerically superior and entrenched enemy and after receiving a friendly casualty, the Australian and Afghan partnered patrol were facing a perilous outcome.
  • Victoria Cross for Australia

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Paul Warren demonstrated courageous attitude and extensive determination when he lost one of his legs after an improvised explosive device detonated whilst he was based in Afghanistan. The young soldier’s life would be forever changed in that moment. Areas of speciality include Speakers. A former Muay Thai kick-boxing Champion, Paul was used to the physical punishment, but nothing could prepare him for what he faced when he joined the Australian Army.
  • Australian Army
  • World Invictus Games

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   author

John Ahern had it all: a high-flying job, big house, loving wife and two great kids. But if this was success why did he sense he was failing as a husband and father? Areas of speciality include Speakers. So John does something completely insane. He blows his career apart, quits the working world, and with wife Mandy, buys a busted-up old campervan online with one grand goal in mind: a year on the road…with kids.
  • Flight Centre
  • Australian Society of Authors

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A peer-acknowledged civic data and information expert, Neil specialises in helping others frame the complex in more simple terms. Areas of speciality include Speakers. He is driven to improve the human interaction of data and information inputs; he is energetic about the shape of a globally connected, data-driven economy.

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award winner    has video    author event host and MC

Olympic Champion, champion speaker and genuine onstage motivator and entertainer is a unique skill set. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Transitioning from being an expert speed skater to an expert motivational speaker, MC and after dinner entertainer has been an interesting ride over the last 10 years. Steven Bradbury has presented at over 800 conferences and events in 15 countries and still loves it. He loves the adrenalin before going onstage and loves that his strategies for success in business and in life are able to inspire and help people.

  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2011
  • Medal of the Order of Australia 2007
  • Nine Network

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Alan Patching has often been described as being the Australian project and business leadership guru, and is highly regarded as being one of Australia's most internationally acknowledged consultants, keynote business speakers and leaders in his field. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Alan has held a variety of leadership roles in his time, but he is probably best known as being the Chief Executive Officer of MTM Stadium Management Limited, which owned the Olympic Stadium in Sydney. He was also responsible for controlling the finance, construction, design and the operations on behalf of the owners for the biggest Olympic venue in history.
  • Bond University
  • George Washington University